HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG
Film Courage Radio: In-studio appearance with Filmmaker Gary King & actress Christina Rose
HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG is a new feature film musical that I am planning to helm in the summer of 2010.
It will not be your typical “song and dance” musical as the goal of the film is not to be a spectacle, but rather a more intimate tale about an aspiring Broadway songwriter who jeopardizes his relationships and budding career after he begins working with a talented singer. The story is relevant in that it shows the artist’s struggle in today’s time — striving for both creative and financial success.
I am thrilled to make a film in a genre that does not get much recognition anymore. It's something I hold close to my heart. I grew up watching musicals with my parents and was always in awe of the sheer talent of the actors on screen. Even back then, I knew there were a lot of moving parts and hard work that went into creating something so entertaining.
So here I am. Ready to make my next film. Ready for a challenge. Ready to work with some amazing people to showcase their talents as true performers -- as singers, actors and dancers -- which is something rarely done on screen nowadays at the independent level. (Yes, there will be tap dancing in the film!!)
However, making a motion picture is pretty expensive even when you're doing it on the cheap. Costs for things such as audition/rehearsal space, cast and crew, film equipment, locations, editing, music, marketing materials (posters, postcards, etc.), DVD's, film festival fees (the list goes on and on) can add up quickly. But thankfully there is this great website called KICKSTARTER and that's where YOU come in!
KICKSTARTER allows us to raise money for the film in a fun and organized way. For your kind and generous donation you can get some really cool "Thank You" gifts in return! Things like a DVD copy of the film, CD soundtrack, film poster or autographed script....to exclusive "sneak peeks" of the footage, participating in test screenings or even a visit to the set.
Please review the KICKSTARTER Page (kickstarter.com/projects/grking/how-do-you-write-a-joe-schermann-song-a-feature) to review all the rewards available. If one strikes your fancy, then MAKE A PLEDGE. You won't be charged a dime (or get the awesome gifts) unless we raise $30,000 by April 18th 2010.
We would really appreciate any amount you can give. Every little bit helps. With your generosity, I believe we can do it.
Thank you for your continued love and support for me, everyone involved with this project and true independent (or "fandependent") filmmaking.
JoeSchermannSong.com - (learn more about the project -- including casting details)
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